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Elements of Tibetan Buddhism / Farkas, Richard E.
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Elements of Tibetan Buddhism
Farkas, Richard E.
 
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  Book ID : 43264
  ISBN-10 : 93-82993-44-4 / 9382993444
  ISBN-13 : 978-93-82993-44-5 / 9789382993445
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 2013
  Edition : (South Asian Edition)
  Language : English
  With a Foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. 296p., Illus., Gloss., Append., Index, 21 cm.
   
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CONTENTS:-
1. It Started with Buddha.
2. And Then It Came to Tibet.
3. Tibetan Buddhist Vows and Practices.
4. Rituals / Ritual Objects / Symbols.
5. Deities and Other Manifestations.
6. Buddhist Profiles.
7. Significant Buddhist Sites.
8. The Dalai, Panchen, and Karmapa Lamas.
9. Monasteries, Nunneries, Oracles, and Demoness-Subduing Temples.
10. Sacred Lakes and Mountains.
11. Language and Literature.
12. Tibetan Names.
13. Quotations / Tibetan sayings.
14. Buddhism by the Numbers.
15. Tibetan Holidays, Festivals, and Calendar.
16. Sources / Bibliography / References.
17. Glossary.
Appendix 1: Chronology.
Appendix 2: Schools and Sub-Schools.
Appendix 3: Buddhism Around the World.
Appendix 4: The Tibetan Diaspora.
Appendix 5: Unifying Beliefs Among Buddhist Traditions.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:

The mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism have fascinated people for centuries. This book is aimed at those who have an interest in the rituals, traditions, practices, and little-known facts and culture of Tibetan Buddhism.

Among the many elements one will find in this book are: what makes up a person’s practice; what the eight auspicious symbols mean; what etiquette should be followed while in a shrine room or temple setting; who are the major Tibetan Buddhist deities; what do Tibetan names mean; what are the major Tibetan holidays; what are some good movies to watch about Tibetan Buddhism.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Richard E. Farkas is a practising Tibetan Buddhist and a student of the culture of Tibet. He is co-founder of the Tibetan Buddhist Community of Lexington, Kentucky. He has worked with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center of Bloomington, Indiana, and has served on the board of directors of the Drepung Gomang Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.

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